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Witnessing • Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (at left) and French President Emmanuel Macron surveying war damage in the Ukrainian city of Irpin, which is just outside the capital Kyiv, on June 16. Along with German Chancellor Olaf Schmidt, the two European leaders made their first visit to the country since Russia’s invasion in February.
TITLE IX AT 50 • In their own words, Megan Rapinoe, Venus Williams and other world-class women athletes reflect on what the law has meant to them and the work still to be done
‘I’M PROUD OF WHERE WE’VE GOTTEN TO’ • Soccer great MEGAN RAPINOE talks with best-selling author Roxane Gay about her career, her advocacy work and legislating equality
50 Years of Title IX • A look at the evolution and impact of this landmark legislation since its passage in 1972, plus key milestones achieved by women athletes whose careers were made possible by it.
‘WE’RE CELEBRATING EQUALITY, NOT JUST WINS’ • Tennis-great VENUS WILLIAMS on the ongoing fight for pay parity and trying to live her best life
‘TITLE IX MOVED MOUNTAINS—BUT THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO DO’ • Distance swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist JANET EVANS on the need to continue building equity and inclusion in sports
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‘YOU HAVE TO LET THE GAME COME TO YOU’ • College hoops star ALIYAH BOSTON on her championship path and why Black women in sports deserve more respect
‘MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO FIGHT TOGETHER FOR EQUALITY’ • Track and field-great JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE on winning Olympic gold and her hopes for the next generation of female athletes
‘TITLE IX WAS LIFE-CHANGING’ • Beach volleyball champion MISTY MAY-TREANOR on her path to Olympic gold and the opportunities made possible by Title IX
‘Sports Is One Way to Teach So Much About Life’
‘I MADE GUYS RESPECT ME AS A BALLER’ • Basketball Hall of Famer SHERYL SWOOPES talks about being a Title IX baby and the first woman drafted into the WNBA
Why Sports Nearly Didn’t Make It Into Title IX • The daughter of Representative Patsy Mink, Title IX’s legislative champion, recounts the personal drama behind the near-exclusion of athletics from the law
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A Good Guy Movie Star Steps Into the Shadows • As the King’s manager in the biopic Elvis, Tom Hanks says he tried to take audiences someplace new